Sunday, January 23, 2011

Surprise Tempo


After the ride and the dinner party last night a 20 minute tempo run at the end of our 1:45 run with The Right Shoe today was the last thing on my mind this morning. But this is exactly what Lara had in mind for those of us who signed up for the "First Half" half marathon on Sunday, February 13.

My legs felt like concrete blocks before the run - the tempo did not help them feeling any better. But in the end I was glad I did it.

More worrisome is that I was really (!) looking forward to a recovery week next week and Lara told us that we are having another long run next week and then shorter run the next week - the week prior to the First Half. Makes total sense tho. Just unfortunate that we are not getting the recovery Sunday I was hoping for.

When I got home from the run today I was headed straight for the shower and then to bed to finish what I started earlier in the morning. As tired as I was, I could not sleep. Urgh.

After some time I just gave up and went to Costco to get some food for the week including beef for the slowcooker which I will make with a chipotle espresso sauce for pasta. While there I finally got the Kirkland 13-piece Stainless Steel Cookware Set. Awesome quality and super affordable -- $200. Don't be fooled by the $ 300 price tag online - it's $195 in the store.

I am a happy - albeit sore - Running Chef now! 
Thanks for stopping by. 


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